Susan Ness

Head, Susan Ness Strategies

A former Federal Communications Commission member, Susan Ness is the head of Susan Ness Strategies, a communications policy consulting firm, and a Senior Fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations (Johns Hopkins University). She co-led an Obama Presidential Transition agency review team, and lectures on domestic and global communications policy and on women’s leadership.

During her FCC tenure, Commissioner Ness played a leading role on spectrum policy, competition, and new technologies, and often represented the FCC internationally.

Previously, she was founding CEO of GreenStone Media, LLC, which produced award-winning syndicated talk programming for women, and was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication (U Penn). She was corporate VP and group head of a national bank and assistant counsel to the Banking Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

She served on the board of two publicly traded companies. Her past civic leadership included Montgomery County Charter Review Commission chair and Commission for Women president. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the FCBA, and Women Corporate Directors.